Enduring Stress and Strengthening Immunity through Ayurveda
Location: Abouassi Medical Center Aley Lebanon
Time: Saturday April 30th at 4:30 PM
By: CAS intern Dr. Haifa Abouassi D.C A.H.P.
Digestion begins in the mouth with chewing food. It is important to chew the food well. Contained within saliva are enzymes which begin the process of digesting carbohydrates. Upon swallowing the food, it travels down the esophagus, and arrives in the stomach.
“We are members of a vast orchestra, in which each living instrument is essential to the complementary and harmonious playing of the whole world.”
J. Allen Boone from “Kinship With All Life”
“The meaning of Karma is in the intention. The intention behind action is what matters. Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do.”
- Krishna from the Bhagavad Gita
4 cups water
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 cup split and peeled urad dal, washed, soaked for 1 hour, and drained
8 ounces fresh spinach, washed well and stemmed
“We do not push the wind; it is the wind that pushes us. Life moves each person forward at just the right pace to stimulate continued learning and growth. There is little each person can do to rush the process. The most we can do is to become a more conscious participant.
"When the seasons change, we experience a sympathetic internal shift. All life-forms open themselves up to receive cosmic redirection from nature during these crucial seasonal transitions, so we are likely to be more vulnerable and unsettled."
Sally began her work with us in October with her chief complaints being systemic candida (the candida problems began in 2011 after a prolonged exposure to mold in her home ventilation system) and a severe rash on her hands. Her most salient secondary symptoms were lethargy, constipation, and lack of appetite or hunger cues. We found her prakritti to be V 34%, P39%, K 27%.
We walk through the world as if in a dream. We seem to wake up each morning and engage the real world. We work and play, earn and pay. We live and love, we struggle and cry. At night, we sleep and engage the dream world; swirling stories, mythical in proportion, epic struggles, simple in delight.